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The Climb, Rue de la Côte-du-Jalet, Pontoise (Chemin montant, rue de la Côte-du-Jalet, Pontoise)

Camille Jacob Pissarro

European Art

Painted by Camille Pissarro at the time of Oller’s second Paris sojourn, The Climb exemplifies the practice among the Impressionists of painting outdoors around Pontoise—here, in the valley village of L’Hermitage. Pissarro painted the hamlet in large part with a palette knife (see in particular the foreground greenery) from halfway up a winding footpath, boldly integrating three distinct viewpoints: looking downhill on the left, up a path on the right, and up again at white stucco houses in the left distance.

Pintado por Camille Pissarro durante la segunda estadía de Oller en París, El ascenso ejemplifica la costumbre de los impresionistas de pintar al aire libre alrededor de Pontoise: aquí, en la aldea valle de L’Hermitage. Pissarro pintó la aldea, en su mayoría, con un cuchillo de paleta (ver en particular el follaje en primer plano) desde la mitad del camino ascendente de una ruta peatonal serpenteante, integrando audazmente tres puntos de vista distintivos: observando hacia abajo a mano izquierda, hacia arriba de un sendero, a la derecha, y hacia arriba nuevamente, observando casas de estuco blanco en la distancia, a la izquierda.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1875
    DIMENSIONS 21 1/4 x 25 7/8 in. (54 x 65.7 cm) frame: 29 3/4 x 33 7/8 x 3 3/8 in. (75.6 x 86 x 8.6 cm)
    SIGNATURE Signed and dated lower right: "C. Pissarro./1875"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Dikran G. Kelekian
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